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Hoosier BBQ 09-04-2017 11:21 AM

New to UDS. Quick question
 
So I just picked up a really nice unlined food grade barrel. My question is should I burn off the paint on the outside and paint it with high temp paint? Or will it not come off with regular cooking? I don't want to build a nice smoker and then it look bad after the first cook or 2. If I need to get the paint it came with off and painted with high temp paint Id rather do it before I build it.

Thanks

10miler 09-04-2017 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoosier BBQ (Post 3865423)
So I just picked up a really nice unlined food grade barrel. My question is should I burn off the paint on the outside and paint it with high temp paint? Or will it not come off with regular cooking? I don't want to build a nice smoker and then it look bad after the first cook or 2. If I need to er the paint it came with of and painted with high temp paint Id rather do it before I build it.

Thanks

I asked this very question in the page before this one. 2 people gave good answers.

dadsr4 09-14-2017 03:13 PM

For those who want the pics from "If a Redneck wanted to build a UDS",
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=43943
Pinterest has at least some of them.
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&....0.7bSNoM9sJps

muddypluka 09-20-2017 03:59 PM

hey folks just finished my first cook on the UDS had problems keeping temps down

as soon as I opened the lid that was it up in the 300s and I couldn't bring them back down are there any tricks I'm missing

PorkinButts82 09-20-2017 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddypluka (Post 3873546)
hey folks just finished my first cook on the UDS had problems keeping temps down

as soon as I opened the lid that was it up in the 300s and I couldn't bring them back down are there any tricks I'm missing

Gotta be quick. And maybe close the valves when opening the lid. I've done that with good results

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Nuco59 09-20-2017 06:07 PM

Your temps WILL spike if you take your lid off and take your sweet time wrapping, spritzing, flipping or admiring the color of whatever you are smoking

Don't panic- don't start closing vents or intakes. Just "chill Winston". The temps will come back down- really - no fooling. It will take a bit of time- but a few degrees never hurt anybody.

Best weapon: minimize that "lid off time". When you take the lid off, all the coals you have been keeping asleep- wake up to the huge influx of fresh air-and say "heyyyy! and perk up- there's your spike. If you just put the lid back on -leave the settings alone, they will go back to napping and your temps will be right where you left them.

ebijack 09-21-2017 04:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddypluka (Post 3873546)
hey folks just finished my first cook on the UDS had problems keeping temps down as soon as I opened the lid that was it up in the 300s and I couldn't bring them back down are there any tricks I'm missing

Close your intake/intakes before removing the lid.
3-5 mins after you have put the lid back on, re-open your intake/intakes. No where near the temp spikes w/o closing intakes. Like mentioned, within 5-10 mins you are back at your target temp.

10miler 09-21-2017 06:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by muddypluka (Post 3873546)
hey folks just finished my first cook on the UDS had problems keeping temps down

as soon as I opened the lid that was it up in the 300s and I couldn't bring them back down are there any tricks I'm missing

Are you saying that temps NEVER came back down? Or it just took awhile?

SmokinJohn 09-22-2017 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hoosier BBQ (Post 3865423)
So I just picked up a really nice unlined food grade barrel. My question is should I burn off the paint on the outside and paint it with high temp paint? Or will it not come off with regular cooking? I don't want to build a nice smoker and then it look bad after the first cook or 2. If I need to get the paint it came with off and painted with high temp paint Id rather do it before I build it.

Thanks

The old paint may not come off during a cook, depending on what type of paint was used.

My vote is to burn off the old paint, and use VHT paint (I use the 500 degree stuff) to customize it.

Now all you have to worry about is grease and stuff mucking up the pretty paint job.

SmokinJohn 09-22-2017 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cowgirl (Post 3861226)
Don't paint the inside. Clean it down to bare metal. You want to oil it and season like cast iron.
Welcome to the forum!

Listen to this woman!

SmokinJohn 09-22-2017 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vicusj (Post 3846540)
Hi All,

Here some piccies of my setup.


http://i.imgur.com/XZKFMZzm.jpg


My UDS with the HM mounted

http://i.imgur.com/1ATsxN9m.jpg

My HM / Damper combo

http://i.imgur.com/qhfRZj6m.jpg

And its guts...

http://i.imgur.com/qSdB07jm.jpg

The base where the air is channeled to the fan-pods on the bottom

http://i.imgur.com/awFPtGKm.jpg

The fan-pods

http://i.imgur.com/A6FYwlPm.jpg

All connected and running


http://i.imgur.com/6VxdN5Tm.jpg

Pit probe (Thermocouple) and 3 meat probes (Maverick 733 probes)

http://i.imgur.com/00qpYYXm.jpg

Air diffuser underneath coal basket

http://i.imgur.com/xzXEhBem.jpg

Coal basket ready to be lit.

http://i.imgur.com/hAVHrmdm.jpg

UDS Hinged lid

http://i.imgur.com/0cM9tUlm.jpg

Testrun, dialling in the PID values (Orange is the pit temp, red is the set temp, degC)

Did I see a Raspberry Pi Zero in the middle of that ATC?

OEF5 09-22-2017 09:48 PM

5 Attachment(s)
So here is my first build, it is built just like the one I got 12 years ago from my brother after he read about them here. The original is still going!

Holes all drilled, fire set and rolling, basket nearly done. I've got three more to do!

Sorry for the sideways pics can't flip them from the phone

PorkinButts82 09-23-2017 06:50 AM

High heat paint is not needed on these drums. Regular rustoleum works just fine.

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bakerk7 09-25-2017 06:47 PM

How to remove the bolt ring
 
How do I remove the bolt ring? Really struggling to figure this out .I can't turn the darn bolt.

Nuco59 09-25-2017 07:18 PM

It should just be a bolt.
Righty Tighty
Lefty Loosey
(Smitty could probably do it with his bare hands.
The rest of us need a wrench.)

If all else fails - take a hack saw to the band. No one uses them for a UDS anyway.


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